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Summer Assessments

When are the summer assessments for KS3?

Our assessment window for KS3 takes place over three weeks between w/c 3rd June and w/c 17th June. You will have received a letter with your child’s assessment timetable.

 

What papers will pupils be sitting?

Pupils will sit assessments in each subject they study as part of the core curriculum. Assessments will take place both in lessons, and in year group sittings. Most subjects will have one paper as their assessment but there will be two papers for English and Maths assessments.

 

What will pupils need to bring to their assessment?

Pupils should bring their usual pencil case equipped with 2 pens, a pencil, ruler, rubber, sharpener, protractor and calculator.

 

What are pupils expected to prepare?

Summative assessments test a sample of the knowledge learned across the year, and ultimately aim to ascertain whether pupils have secure understanding in the most important parts of the curriculum.

Revision checklists for each subject are available at the bottom of this page.

Additionally, class teachers may publish extra materials on out MS Teams platform.

 

What will be reported?

The end of year reports will be sent to you in w/c 8th July. The report will contain:

  • A % on the assessment.
  • An indicator of how that assessment compares to others who achieved a similar score in their KS2 assessments.
  • A mark out of 4 which reflects how secure pupils’ content knowledge is.
  • A mark out of 4 which reflects how secure a pupils’ application of knowledge is.
  • An effort grade for that subject- reflecting the commitment to learning.
  • A ‘next step’ target for your child, as they move towards the next phase of learning.
  • Attendance and Punctuality data.
  • Behaviour points totals – praise points and negative incidents.
  • Your child’s most current reading age.

Pupils will receive a ‘summer learning’ pack – which aims to consolidate learning from the Year 7 curriculum, and provides opportunities to pre-learn for the Year 8 units that are planned for September.

 

How can I support my child?

Organisation: Support your child to develop a revision timetable, with short bursts of revision for each subject. Utilising the checklists, pupils should ensure they revisit and review the key aspects of learning.

Knowledge Quizzing: Utilising the revision checklists, and learning from pupil packs, short Q&A sessions can form a helpful revision strategy.

Wellbeing: It’s important that whilst we are encouraging pupils to build helpful study habits through these assessments, that pupils treat these assessments proportionally. This is a chance to shine; but not a reason to be unduly stressed or worried. If you need additional support in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

When are the summer assessments for KS4?

Our assessment window for Year 10 takes place over three weeks between w/c 17th June and w/c 24th June and w/c 1st July for the open subjects.

 

What will pupils need to bring to their assessment?

Pupils should bring their usual pencil case equipped with 2 pens, a pencil, ruler, rubber and sharpener. Where pupils have a calculator this will be helpful. All specialist equipment will be provided.

 

What are pupils expected to prepare?

Summative assessments test a sample of the knowledge learned across the year, and ultimately aim to ascertain whether pupils have secure understanding in the most important parts of the curriculum.

Lessons and home learning in those final weeks of term will be aimed at supporting pupils to prepare for their assessments. Tasks will be published via our MS Teams Platform, using the assignments page.

 

What will be reported?

The end of year reports will be sent to you in w/c 8th July which will include their assessment grade and GCSE target grade.

 

How can I support my child?

Organisation: Support your child to develop a revision timetable, with short bursts of revision for each subject. Utilising the checklists, pupils should ensure they revisit and review the key aspects of learning.

Knowledge Quizzing: Utilising the revision checklists, and learning from pupil packs, short Q&A sessions can form a helpful revision strategy.

Wellbeing: It’s important that whilst we are encouraging pupils to build helpful study habits through these assessments, that pupils treat these assessments proportionally. This is a chance to shine; but not a reason to be unduly stressed or worried. If you need additional support in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Any further questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at o.sills@habstrustsouth.org.uk

 

Revision Resources:

Year 7 A

Year 7 B

Year 8 A

Year 8 B

Year 9 A

Year 9 B

Year 10